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New Year’s Resolutions for Couples to Save Money

The New Year allows for a fresh start and when it comes to saving money that’s just what many of us need. The holidays are a time when many of us let loose and probably spend more than we’re meant to. That’s why New Year’s is a great time to make a resolution to start saving money. Whether you choose to do a no-spend month or commit to a savings plan, you can make fun New Year’s resolutions to help you save money.

You’re Engaged! Now What?!

After you get engaged, it’s pretty much a guarantee people will start asking you questions about the wedding.  The very same day of my super sneaky surprise proposal, B and I were asked, when…where…and what kind of wedding we were going to have…and we only announced to our immediate families! 

Our Engagement Story

We’re starting the New Year out with a bang…and a ROCK!! 

A quick little backstory about the day…I had a photo shoot booked in the city (in Chicago), with a photographer that reached out to me through the blog.  He was in town for the weekend, and asked if I was up to collaborate on a shoot.  I get a lot of random inquiries from people reaching out to me on IG or the blog…but this photographer had some really nice shots, and the timing worked out, so I decided to do a collab with him.  I thought it would be an awesome opportunity to get some nice shots of Bart and I in the city before he moves to California.  So we set it up for January 1st, which was the only day we could actually make it out to the city, since Bart had to work the next couple days.  

Fisherman’s Gift Guide

My boyfriend, B, is a Fisherman…like a really passionate Fisherman.  He does tournaments, is in a fishing club, and belongs to Bassmaster.  To say he loves it, would be a total understatement.  You would think that Christmas and birthday gift ideas come easy for me then…just get some fishing gear, right?  But oh my goodness, have you ever walked into Bass Pro and looked around going, “what the heck do I get?!”  There are so many products, and sometimes it can be super stressful trying to wade through it all. 

Holiday Gift Guides

Here’s our Ultimate List of Holiday Gift Guides in one place! Be sure to check them out, and let us know what other types of guides you would like to see! 

My 30th Birthday Celebration in LA

Birthdays have always been a huge thing for me, and my family.  We actually love celebrating birthday months…because just celebrating one day, is obviously not enough.  Personally, I have always been really big on pillar birthdays as well.  I was SOOOO excited to turn 16!  Sweet 16 meant I got my drivers license, was a Jr in high school, and my whole life ahead of me.  18 of course, you become an adult.  21, you’re no longer in your teens, and there are barely any restrictions in life (besides renting a car, for the most part), and then there is 30.  

Things you should ALWAYS buy from the dollar store!

I LOVE dollar stores!  And the Dollar Tree is one of my favorites.  There are tons of awesome deals you can get for just one dollar!
Some of these deals can help you save good amount of money, as opposed to buying it somewhere else, especially a convenience store.  So next time you need to grab something quick, think of stopping by the dollar store to see what they offer.  Here are some of the best deals you can find at the Dollar Tree…